REVIEW: Under Armour Boxerjock 6″

The Collection:
NAME: The Original Boxerjock Boxer Briefs
BOTTOMS: 3″, 6″, and 9″ legs
COLORS: Black, White, Red, Midnight Navy, True Grey Heather

The Man
BUILD: Slim
WAIST: 30″
WORN: The Original 6″ Boxerjock Boxer Briefs, Black, Size Small

The Basics:
STYLE: Boxer Brief
RISE: Mid
FUNCTION: Athletic
FIT: True to size
RETAIL: $20
FABRIC:  90% Polyester, 10% Elastane

The Look: Aggressively masculine, but competent and handsome. This is a product originally marketed to college and professional athletes, so there are no fashion-forward frills to be found. The lines are uncomplicated, the waistband bold and the mesh pouch is seamlessly integrated into the legs. We found that the shininess of the polyester was a bit distracting for the overall look, but this, again, isn’t a pair of underwear designed to be seen on a runway. The legs, which at 6″ would normally be too long, actually seemed entirely appropriate in terms of proportioning. The rear seams highlighted our curves, and the tense fabric didn’t bunch up at all after extended wear.

The Fit: Tight, almost a compression-type feel. However, its four-way stretch fabrication let it move with our body as we moved. The mesh fabric used for the pouch allowed air to flow through and did not feel constricting at all . In fact, the tight cling of the legs and rear was a reassuring touch that made us more aware of our movements throughout the day. The waistband was not so close to the body as to leave a mark when we took it off, either. And despite no marketed enhancing properties in the pouch, the close-fitting legs seemed to emphasize what was there by contrast. 

The Construction: Professional. Top-notch stitching — smooth flatlock stitches avoided chafing, and there was nary a free thread in sight. The amount of technology packed into the fabric is head-spinning: HeatGear® fabric with temperature controlling and moisture wicking properties, anti-microbial treatment to prevent odors from developing, the four-way stretch for mobility, not to mention the integrated mesh pouch. There was no sagging, constricting or chafing even after wearing the pair for some strenuous exercise.

The Underwear Expert Opinion: Excellent choice for serious exercising, strongly recommended even for everyday use. It’s a bit overqualified for just wearing to work, but it will wick away any sweat you work up as a desk jockey, and the anti-odor qualities can’t hurt, either. Under Armour claims it’s an overachiever and it’s hard to disagree — and that’s not a bad thing at all. Having one pair of high-performance underwear around in your drawer might even — who knows? — spur you to get off your butt and start exercising, just to justify its capabilities. Verdict? Under Armour’s Original 6″ Boxerjock is a strong contender, no matter what the game. 

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5 thoughts on “REVIEW: Under Armour Boxerjock 6″

  1. Steve says:

    Underwear awesomeness – totally agree with this review, and want to add that it is one of the few boxerbrief that I have found to have a very functional fly front, quick easy access when nature calls but no need to worry about a “malfunction”.

  2. Adam says:

    I am interested in either the 3″ or 6″ The Original Boxerjock Boxer Briefs. Which inseam do you recommend for office (a lot of sitting), general and exercise use? The Jockey boxer briefs that I currenty wear are 4″ inseam. I am lending towards the 3″ for the streamlined look and wear, but concerned that they may bunch up too much, especially when sitting a lot in the office. And 6″ would be longer than I am used to.

    • Jag says:

      3″ bunch up on me. I wear 2x since I weigh 220 lbs 36 waist. 6″ are perfect. At first I thought they would be too long for my taste but nah.

  3. stefano says:

    the mesh version of these under armour boxerjock in my opinion is the best there is out there for sports or every day use very well made

  4. ivangill says:

    Buying all I can of these at the moment as I can’t believe they have stopped making these and switched to ‘charge cotton’??
    Best general purpose boxers I have owned by a long stretch